I love this recipe because these crab cakes are all crab, no cake. The herbed shrimp and tomato sauce amps up the seafood flavor and adds extra freshness to the dish.
Technique tip: Use the largest lump crab available, so you'll have less shell to pick through.
Swap option: Substitute panko bread crumbs for fresh bread crumbs.
For the crab cakes:
Mix together the mayo, salt, pepper, egg white, zest, juice, chives and thyme. Fold in the crab meat.
Form mixture into patties, dust with breadcrumbs and sear in butter or oil until crisp and golden on both sides.
For the sauce:1.
Heat shallots in oil, then add shrimp and cook.2.
Add remaining ingredients and heat through.3.
Serve warm over crab cakes.
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